On Sun, 24 Aug 2003 15:32:38 -0400, "anon"
HotMail and Yahoo accounts are not considered "professional" because
they do not strongly identify a person. This is related to two
1. HotMail and Yahoo accounts are easy to create using fake
identifies. Just because your HotMail account says your name is "Joe
Blow", doesn't mean that I should believe that your legal name really
is "Joe Blow."
2. HotMail and Yahoo acocunts are personal accounts, not business
accounts. I am XXXX@XXXXX.COM . This relates me with a
business, which connects my interest with this topic in a
"professional" way. "Professional", after all, really means
"something that you are being paid to do." If you are being paid to
do something, a business name is usually attached to it.
"pen testing" is short for "Penetration Testing."
Penetration Testing is the process of trying to break into a system in
an effort to identify the security vulnerabilities of the system.
I have an older writeup on the topic online at
Network System Architects, Inc. (NSAi)